In a day full of celebration, Barry Trotz nearly added one more reason for Caps fans to celebrate.
The Capitals head coach and pending free agent stopped just short of saying he would be coming back next season after Tuesday's parade, but hinted strongly he will be back behind Washington's bench next season.
"We'll talk," Trotz said. "We're going to enjoy this with the players. I love the players, I love D.C., my family loves it here. We'll get something done."
This is in line with the types of things Trotz has been saying since winning the Cup.
On Saturday at the Nationals game, Trotz said, "I'm part of this organization."
Trotz's future after this season became uncertain when he entered the season on the final year of his deal without a contract extension. If the team saw this year as a "prove it" year for the head coach, he did just that in leading the Caps to its first Stanley Cup.
Settling on a new deal for the head coach will be the team's top priority heading into the offseason. But for now, everyone is just having too much fun.
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